India’s Cyber Agency Warns of Critical Google Chrome Vulnerabilities; Here’s How to Stay Safe

New Delhi: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued a high-severity warning about multiple vulnerabilities found in the popular web browser Google Chrome. These vulnerabilities could potentially enable remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and trigger a denial of service on the targeted system.

CERT-In advised users to update their Chrome browsers to the latest version (118.0.5993.70 or later for Windows, Mac, and Linux) to mitigate these security risks. The agency explained that these vulnerabilities can be exploited by sending specially crafted requests to the affected system.

Impacted Software:

  • Google Chrome versions earlier than 118.0.5993.70 and 118.0.5993.71 for Windows
  • Google Chrome versions earlier than 118.0.5993.70 for Mac and Linux

What to Do:

  • Update your Google Chrome browser to the latest version.
  • Avoid visiting untrusted websites.
  • Be careful about opening attachments in emails.
  • Use a strong password manager and enable two-factor authentication for all of your online accounts.
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